Dongche Daily | Weilai Li Bin revealed sub-brand information / The new Ford F-150 Raptor was officially launched / Pagani released the official map of the new car

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  • Weilai CEO Li Bin revealed sub-brand information
  • Ford F-150 Raptor officially launched
  • Pagani releases official image of Huayra Codalunga
  • Tesla Autopilot allegedly exited a second before crash
  • LG to invest in production of 4680 batteries in South Korea
  • Volkswagen Group adjusts its management structure in China
  • Ministry of Industry and Information Technology: China's auto production has fully returned to normal
  • Belgian solar car breaks world record
  • Hyundai's self-driving car-hailing starts trial operation
  • F1 Canada: Chinese driver Zhou Guanyu finished 8th
  • Motorcycles become another social "new favorite"

Weilai CEO Li Bin revealed sub-brand information

NIO CEO Li Bin recently disclosed information about NIO’s new sub-brand to the outside world. He said that NIO has signed a second-phase agreement with Hefei for the Xinqiao factory, which will produce NIO’s new sub-brand models with an annual production capacity of 500,000. vehicle.

Li Bin also revealed that the first model of the new brand will be a 200,000 yuan sedan, which will be the standard Tesla Model 3, but it will be cheaper and offer a battery-swapped version.

NIO under pressure: Speed ​​up delivery and promote affordable brands.

Ford F-150 Raptor officially launched

On the morning of June 20, Ford China officially announced that the new generation of Ford F-150 Raptor will be launched in China.

Chen Anning, CEO of Ford China, said that the new-generation Ford F-150 Raptor is the first Ford imported model to be sold through direct sales, and users can place orders directly on the official WeChat applet.

The new generation of F-150 follows the design of the large-sized air intake grille, with a matte black texture "FORD" logo in the center, with a steel front bumper and square headlights, the entire front face is powerful.

The F-150 Raptor not only has a strong appearance, but also has the size of a "Big Mac", with a length, width and height of 5930/2199/1992mm, and a wheelbase of 3694mm.

In terms of chassis, the new car uses a new five-link coil spring rear suspension system with the longest stroke in history, and is also equipped with a new generation of FOX. ™ 3.1 Live Valve ™ Shock absorbers and BFGoodrich KO2 all-terrain off-road tires.

However, it should be noted that the BorgWarner TOD intelligent four-wheel drive system and limited-slip differential are cancelled for the mid-size model.

Perhaps Ford believes that Chinese consumers value "intelligence" more. Ford adds SYNC+ intelligent mobility interconnection system, Co-Pilot360 to Chinese-standard models ™ Intelligent driving assistance system, and vehicle-road coordination system. But unfortunately, the Chinese version does not support CarPlay, instead Baidu Carlife.

In terms of power, the new car is equipped with a newly-tuned 3.5TT twin-turbo engine with a maximum power of 311kW and a peak torque of 684N·m, matched with a 10AT gearbox.

Who doesn't want to own an F-150?

Pagani releases official image of Huayra Codalunga

Recently, Pagani, which only produces 30 cars per year, released the official pictures of its new model Huayra Codalunga. That's right, Huayra. From 2011 to the present, there have been countless special edition models of the Huayra.

The Huayra Codalunga was created at the request of two clients by Grandi Complicaioni, Pagani's bespoke division, and features elements of the Le Mans racing car of the 1960s.

Although this new car has a 6.0L V12 engine that can burst out 840 horsepower, power is not its biggest highlight. What Huayra Codalunga embodies is Pagani's understanding of aerodynamics and handling.

The body length of the Huayra Codalunga is 360mm longer than the standard version. The upturned long tail and the active spoiler on the front cover provide better aerodynamic performance for the new car.

Opening the Huayra's signature gull-wing doors and entering the car reveals Pagani's use of neutral colours and matte paint as a nod to Le Mans racing in the '60s.

It is understood that Pagani has only built 5 Codalunga, the price is as high as 49 million yuan, and all 5 cars have been sold.

Ashamed to say, I've only driven Huayra in Need for Speed ​​16.

Tesla's Autopilot feature was accused of automatically quitting a second before the crash

The U.S. Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released a report of an accident in which an Autopilot-equipped Tesla vehicle slammed into a stationary vehicle parked in the emergency lane.

In 16 of those crashes, on average, Autopilot took control less than a second before the car actually crashed, the data showed.

Additionally, in 11 crashes, none of the drivers took action between 2 and 5 seconds before impact.

The NHTSA investigation into Tesla, which has been in progress since August, has determined that 15 people were injured and one person died in connection with the crash. The agency is escalating its investigation into an engineering analysis after discovering a link between Autopilot and emergency lane vehicles, which is believed to be key in deciding whether to order a recall. (WSJ & Motortrend & Qubits)

Dong Chejun has a doubt: the survey results show that the driver basically noticed the obstacle ahead 8 seconds before the collision, and the Autopilot of most vehicles also issued a collision warning, why did the driver not take the initiative to take over the vehicle? Is it believing that it will stop on its own?

LG to invest in production of 4680 batteries in South Korea

LG Energy Solution (LG Energy Solutions) has announced two new investments in South Korea involving 4680 and 2170 cylindrical batteries.

According to Reuters, the company intends to invest 730 billion won (about 568 million U.S. dollars) to expand the production capacity of its Ochang plant, of which 580 billion won (about 450 million U.S. dollars) will be used for the 4680 batteries produced at the second plant in Ochang. , the annual production capacity will reach 9GWh.

At the same time, the company will increase the production capacity of 2170-type batteries by 4GWh/year at the first factory in Wuchang. This will cost 150 billion won (about $116 million).

The new production line is expected to be ready in the second half of 2023, suggesting LG Energy is on par with Panasonic, which aims to start production at its Kayama plant in western Japan next year. (InsideEVs)

If both LG and Panasonic go well, Tesla could get around 20GWh of 4680 batteries in 12-18 months.

Volkswagen Group adjusts management structure in China

The Volkswagen Group has adjusted its management structure in the Chinese market. The new structure gives China more autonomy, and Barrett, a member of the board of directors of Volkswagen Group, will serve as the core of the new management structure of the Chinese board of directors.

Barrett has worked in the Volkswagen Group for nearly 30 years. In 2015, he was appointed as a member of the management board of the Volkswagen Passenger Car brand. In 2018, Barrett served as the COO of the Volkswagen Passenger Car brand, and he was promoted to Volkswagen Passenger Car in 2020. Car brand CEO.

In addition, the group has appointed Marcus Hafkemeyer as CTO of Volkswagen Group (China), effective from 1 August. Currently, he is serving as a strategic consultant for Huawei's automotive business in Shanghai.

The company also announced the appointment of another key function in China: Stefan Mecha, the current CEO of Volkswagen Group Russia, will be the CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars China and the head of Volkswagen Group (China) Group Sales. The appointment will also be on August 1. effective from today. (First Finance and Economics)

This means that the current CEO Feng Sihan will step down, and the industry believes that his departure may be related to the poor sales of the ID. series.

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology: China's auto production has fully returned to normal

On June 17, the relevant person in charge of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said that my country's automobile production has fully returned to normal. In May this year, the production and sales of automobiles have achieved a month-on-month growth of more than 50%. The production and sales of new energy vehicles have completed 2.071 million and 2.003 million respectively, with a market penetration rate of 21.0%.

He said that since the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology organized the establishment of the "Automobile Industry Chain Supply Chain Smooth Coordination Platform" in April, it has promoted more than 6,000 batches of logistics, transportation and resumption of work and production. Auto companies have actively carried out production self-help, and strived to minimize the impact of the epidemic. Phased results have been achieved. (CCTV)

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Belgian solar car breaks world record

Agoria, a Belgian solar team, recently succeeded in setting the record for the farthest trip in 12 hours by a solar car.

The team's BluePoint Atlas solar car successfully covered 1,051 kilometers in 12 hours, surpassing the previous record of 924 kilometers held by the Dutch solar car team since 2020.

The Agoria Solar team has been around for 17 years. A record-setting car, the BluePoint Atlas is the ninth model launched by the team.

Solar car races have long been held in various places to boost the industry, and while solar cars are still far away, some of these innovative ideas may be adopted by the commercial market.

Hyundai's self-driving car-hailing starts trial operation

A few days ago, Hyundai Motor announced the demonstration operation of the RoboRide car-hailing service of IONIQ 5 self-driving cars in the most prosperous urban area in South Korea.

The vehicles put into the demonstration operation are based on Hyundai Motor's electric model IONIQ 5, and are equipped with Hyundai Motor's L4-level autonomous driving system.

This self-driving car is equipped with a large number of self-driving sensors, including radar, cameras, etc., which can identify road conditions and surrounding information in an all-round way, predict the driving situation, and ensure the safety and reliability of the self-driving car.

Hyundai hopes to collect valuable autonomous driving data from it.

F1 Canada: Chinese driver Zhou Guanyu finished 8th

On June 20, the Canadian Grand Prix of the F1 Grand Prix was held at the Villeneuve circuit in Montreal. Red Bull driver Verstappen once again won the championship.

After the race, Alonso was fined 5 seconds for changing the line several times while defending. Zhou Guanyu of the Alfa Romeo team took advantage of the situation to move up one place, and his result was locked in 8th place, setting a new Chinese driver's best result in the F1 race. .

Zhou Guanyu's performance in qualifying was also quite good. In the case of heavy rain on the track, Zhou Guanyu broke into the Q3 stage for the first time and got the best starting position in his career – 10th.

After the game, Zhou Guanyu said:

Only through difficulties can I become stronger, and today we are back in the long-lost points area! Also refreshed my personal best in F1! Be happy for your perseverance and happy for the team's efforts!

Motorcycles become another social "new favorite"

According to CCTV, in the first 4 hours after the 618 pre-sale period opened this year, the online sales of motorcycle riding apparel brands increased nearly 8 times year-on-year. In addition to motorcycle accessories, many consumers are also buying helmets and other equipment online. Motorcycles have become today's "new social darling".

The data of e-commerce platforms also confirms this consumption trend. In the first quarter of 2022, the transaction volume of Tmall Taobao motorcycle equipment and aftermarket increased by more than 20% year-on-year; during the 618 period this year, the transaction volume of Jingdong motorcycles increased by 115% year-on-year.

Driving is getting more and more congested, and naturally a group of people will turn to motorcycles. If it weren't for the ban on motorcycles in Guangzhou, I would also drive a motorcycle to get off work.

However, with more and more motorcycles, relevant departments also need to further strengthen management. On the other hand, it is still too easy to obtain a motorcycle license at present, what do you think?

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